Advice: Pets also need discipline

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESI didn’t grow up with pets, so having my daughter’s dogs Mila and Gypsy Rose in my home has been an...

Advice: Find happiness in contentment

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESContentment is about finding peace and understanding, knowing that life cannot always be perfect because happiness is fleeting.There will be good...

Out of the ordinary

Luis Slayton, owner of Bee Strong Honey and Bee Removal, stands outside his residence in rural Hidalgo County — swallowed by a “beard” of...

Advice: Work your way to the job of your dreams

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMany young college graduates leave school with the misconception that a degree deserves a large salary and an important job title.St....

Mom’s need a break, too

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESI came across a hilarious meme the other day. While it was funny, it also reminded me how important it is...

Advice: A respectful household begins with the parents

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESAre your children yelling at you or at each other? If they are, you might want to examine the way you...

Sculpting away

Sculptor Douglas Clark’s fingers work a malleable material as he sits in his Edinburg home studio.“I’m reclaiming clay,” he said, attempting to salvage the...

Advice: Give your kids an early start to appreciating literature

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy grandsons are at an age when they prefer doing just about anything other than read.From experience, I have come to...

Advice: Make changes to improve your home life

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESIf you are unhappy with your child’s behavior, make changes.The first step is to sit down and make a list of...

Advice: Live as if your life will improve

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESThe way you perceive what happens to you determines your degree of happiness.It was Marianne Williamson who said, “Joy is what...